Friday, July 29, 2011

writers block: THE REAL STORY part one.

emotions, distractions, scenery change, and claustrophobia. MAIN CAUSES (OR EXUSES ) OF WRITERS BLOCK.

I ask authors questions whenever I can when I go to book signings or via email one of my questions always being: How do you deal with writers block?
I GOT TONS OF GREAT ANSWERS. Beth Revis for example said she needed SCENERY CHANGE
Kirsten Miller said she doesn't believe in writers block and says TO PUSH THROUGH IT.
other Novice writers say it may be caused by EMOTIONS "sometimes you have to be in the same mood as your character."
Mostly my writers block is claustrophobia. I have to take a walk to the park this also helps with the dreaded DISTRACTION.

Whatever the cause, whatever the reason, DON'T LET IT STOP YOU! Take a small break but NOT AFTER TRYING TO PUSH THROUGH IT! Always remember if you DON'T LIKE WRITING, YOU AREN'T A WRITER! Are you at a standstill, or are you standing still?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

sunday reading: New

now it's time for some new books and modern writing styles! the books are:

Kiki Strike #2 by Kirsten Miller
The Name Of This Book Is Secret by P. Bosch

1. Kiki Strike #2
Before we begin take a quick peek out of your window. It makes no difference if you look down on a crowded street in Calcutta or a strip mall in Texarkana. Wherever you might be, all the people you see share one thing in common. they've all got a secret they'd like to keep hidden. The dapper gentleman withe the briefcase robs parking meters in his spare time. The kid on his bike enjoys eating ants. The little old lady on the park bench was once known as the terror of Cleveland. I'm kidding of course. I don't know their secrets any more than you do. Thats the point. You never know. 

2. The Name Of This Book is Secret
Good. Now I know I can trust you. 
you're curious, you're brave, and you're not afraid to lead a life of crime. 

sunday reading: classics

hello my dears what better way to learn to write than to read. here is a little fragment from good books and a few tips and comments on the writing style. I will be doing this every sunday too so here It is!

the two classics I'm gonna read are: 1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and
2. The wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

1. Wuthering Heights:
the ledge where I placed my candle had a few mildewed books piled up on one corner; and it was covered with writing scratched on the paint. this writing however was nothing but a name repeated in all kinds of characters, large and small - Catherine Earnshaw; here and there varied to Catherine Linton. in vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw - Heathcliff - Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres - the air swarmed with Catherines.

I could go on forever this is my favorite passage from this beautifully written  book I couldn't help but read the book in an english accent and the lyricism of this book is amazing!

2. The Wizard of Oz:
while dorothy was looking earnestly into the queer painted face of the scarecrow she was surprised to see one of the eyes slowly wink at her. She thought she must have been mistaken at first, for none of the scarecrows in Kansas ever wink; but presently the figure nodded it's head to her in a friendly way then she climbed down from the fence and walked up to it, Toto ran around the pole and barked.

This is more of a choppy, funny writing style but it is still a great book though I prefer the latter.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hi! (and 5 tips for young writers)

Hi! before I start I'm going to introduce myself. my name is Lucy, not to be confused with Lacy or Lucille.
I am a 12 year old blogger and an aspiring writer. I wrote my first "novel" when I was five it was about a "gurl" who wanted "Iskream" I'm still writing, though my spelling has improved -and hopefully my writing skills!- and I love every second I am writing.

Why did I start this blog?
because many girls and boys my age don't write much and if they do they either don't know how or don't talk about it. if you write leave a comment I hope this blog helps us BOTH with our writing.

writing rules:

1. there really are no rules if you really want to write write how YOU want to and YOUR way, it may not turn out great at first but hey, it works.

2. don't get stuck in trends. If vampires and fairies are in right now DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. If it's in now chances are: IT IS NOT ORIGINAL.

2 1/2. don't let the last rule get in the way of you TRYING maybe the best story you wil ever write is about vampires don't discount a good idea just because it follows trends either.

3. DONT REVISE AS YOU GO! revision is for another time GET THE STORY OUT FIRST!

4. don't let your friends opinions break you heart. this is different from constructive critique. if they say your first draft is terrible DO NOT GIVE UP! this is totally different from when an ADULT gives you advice. (take it from me they are probably right)

5. WRITE THE EVERLOVIN BOOK!!!! sit down and write. best. advice. you. will. ever. get.